It might look like a cuddly family pet - but the highly-trained German Shepherd is the future of frontline home security.
The Titan dogs are trained in odour detection and search and rescue
Titan wonderdogs are taught to track and trap intruders until police arrive, protecting families and their homes.
The Schutzhunds - protection dogs - spend two years being trained at specialist German camps where they are schooled in odour detection and search and rescue as well as being tested for their strength, courage and endurance.
This and their impeccable pedigree means that they can fetch up to £65,000.
But despite the high price tag, they have already proved a hit in Japan and the Middle East, just weeks after being launched.
American-based Simon Brodie came up with the Titan after speaking to people about their home safety concerns.
“You can have the most expensive CCTV cameras and alarms in the world but if someone climbs into your garden when your children are playing they can be useless,” he said. “The Titan will alert people to danger as well as acting as a deterrent.”
He stressed that while the dogs are trained to scare burglars, they can also be trusted with young children.
“While we train them to be aggressive, they will not attack and are therefore completely safe for families,” he said.
“And, of course they are gorgeous looking dogs. I saw one the other day and it was so impressive seeing something so powerful in total control.”
A “standard” Titan can be snapped up for just £45,000, but for £65,00, there is the Titan Ultra - which can be traced back to champion German Shepherd bloodlines.
Titans are available at Lifestyle Pets * Unique and Rare Animals * Exclusive Pets, the same company which launched the world’s “largest, rarest and most exotic” domestic cat, the Ashera.
Titan wonderdogs, the £65,000 burglar alarm - Telegraph